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Bury St Edmunds has been named as one of the best places to live in the UK.

The town is among 10 East of England locations highlighted in The Sunday Times Best Places to Live 2020.

Norwich was named as the best place to live in the East of England and the overall winner of the 101 featured UK locations will be revealed on Sunday, March 22 when the full guide is published in The Sunday Times.

Aerial/panoramic shot of Bury from top of Millennium Tower. Picture by Mark Westley
Aerial/panoramic shot of Bury from top of Millennium Tower. Picture by Mark Westley

The national newspaper's judges considered a number of factors including schools, transport, broadband speed, culture, green spaces and health.

The Sunday Times named Bury St Edmunds as the best place to live in the East of England last year and judges remained impressed with the town.

They said Bury was 'almost as uplifting as Armando Iannucci’s new film version of David Copperfield', which was partly shot in the town.

Dev Patel in The Personal History of David Copperfield. He is pictured in Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture courtesy of Lionsgate UK (32046758)
Dev Patel in The Personal History of David Copperfield. He is pictured in Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmunds. Picture courtesy of Lionsgate UK (32046758)

"The top hats and carriages have been carted away, but St Edmundsbury Cathedral still towers over the Abbey Gardens and, if you ignore the cars, Angel Hill could still pass for the place Dickens knew when he stayed nearby," they said.

"For those looking to live their own period drama in the medieval grid, you’ll pay £1.2m-£1.5m for a Georgian showstopper on Guildhall Street or Angel Hill, or £440,000 for a pretty terrace.

"Lots of new homes are being built at Marham Park, a 40-acre development where prices run from £102,000 for a two-bedroom flat to £660,000 for a five-bedroom house."

Aerial/panoramic shot of Bury from top of Millennium Tower. Picture by Mark Westley
Aerial/panoramic shot of Bury from top of Millennium Tower. Picture by Mark Westley

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